Issa Rae shares a touching story about how Nipsey Hussle helped Issa and Lauren London make up.
During a recent interview, Issa explains that she rubbed Lauren the wrong way by mentioning in interviews that a TV exec suggested London would be a nice fit to play the lead in a possible cable adaptation of Awkward Black Girl.
“One of my biggest regrets, naming her,” said Issa. “She took offense to that.” Luckily, two years ago at Diddy’s 50th birthday party the two were able to make up with the help of Nip.
“He was like, ‘You should just talk to her. Let me set it up,’” she says. “It actually sparked an amazing two-hour conversation. We had so much in common. She was like, ‘People don’t understand, I’m an awkward Black girl.’ In the same way that I was upset about the limited portrayal of Black women, she was like, ‘People do the same thing to me.’ I completely get that.”